What are the qualifications for jury duty?

The laws and rules regarding statutory qualifications are found in Section 62.102 of the Government Code. You are qualified to serve as a petit juror in Denton County if you are:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a resident of Denton County
  • Are a citizen of the United States
  • Are qualified under the Constitution and laws to serve in the county or city in which you are to serve as a juror (Note: you DO NOT have to be registered to vote to be qualified to serve)
  • Are of sound mind and good moral character (Documentation must be submitted to prove otherwise)
  • Are able to read and write
  • Have not served as a juror for six days during the preceding three months in the county court or during the preceding six months in the district court
  • Have not been convicted of theft or any felony
  • Are not currently under indictment or other legal accusation of a misdemeanor theft, felony theft, or any other felony charge

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1. How was my name selected for jury duty?
2. Are jurors paid for their service?
3. What are the qualifications for jury duty?
4. What should I do if I’m not qualified to serve?
5. What are the exemptions from jury duty?
6. How do I claim an exemption?
7. I am not available to serve on my report date. Can I change jury duty date?
8. What do I do if I have a medical issue that prevents me from being able to serve?
9. Are jurors paid for their service? Does my employer have to pay me?
10. What if I am self-employed?
11. What if I don’t have transportation?
12. My employer needs proof of my service. How do I get it?
13. Must my employer pay me while I’m on jury service?